tea bag


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tea bag

n.
A small porous sack holding enough leaves, fruits, flowers, or other plant parts to make an individual serving of tea.

tea bag

n
1. (Cookery) a small bag of paper or cloth containing tea leaves, infused in boiling water to make tea

tea′ bag`


n.
a small sack, usu. of thin paper holding a measured amount of tea leaves for making an individual serving of tea.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tea bag - a measured amount of tea in a bag for an individual serving of teatea bag - a measured amount of tea in a bag for an individual serving of tea
tea leaf, tea - dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbor"
2.tea bag - small paper bag holding a measure of tea
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
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So, I guess from now on, I won't snicker at those tea bag tags when I'm drinking my tea because you never know, the universe might be trying to get your attention any way it can even if the message comes with a cup of tea.
Almost on a par in embarrassment terms, former American President Ronald Reagan managed to serve a cup of tea to Prince Charles with the tea bag still in it.